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  • Call for Nominations: Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences The Association of College and Research Libraries - Science & Technology Section - Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural and Natural Sciences for the best English-language bibliography ...

  • ***Excuse possible cross posting*** Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Have you recently taken on care of the archives at your library, but you're not sure where to start? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then the "Health Sciences Archives 101" webinar is for you. Lisa A. Mix will teach ...

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  • Hi all, I have need of an article from a section of Law360 that we don't subscribe to. Would anyone be willing to provide this to me? Please contact me off list. Complying With China's New Human Genetic Resources Law Law360 (July 24, 2020, 5:54 PM EDT) https://www.law360.com/articles/1294708/complying-with-china-s-new-human-genetic-resources-law  ...

  • *please excuse cross-posting*   The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for the Donald A. B.   Lindberg   Research Fellowship.   This fellowship funds research aimed at expanding the research knowledge base, linking the information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research. ...

  • Colleagues,  With C19 there is great pressure of medical and research libraries.  Here is a bit of History of NLM developed as a Public Health Library out of the Army Medical Library.  A new history of NLM is in press. " A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era." New Chapters will have to ...

  • Hi all, A bit of a plug for an upcoming virtual conference... This is the year of virtual conferences, those of professional organizations such as SLA and its regional chapters, and also other specialty library & scholarly publishing conferences as well...For almost forty years, Charleston Conferences: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the fall 2020 issue of BIOFEEDBACK to https://forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9  by 5pm Central Time on Tuesday, Sept. 29th. Cheers, RB ------------------------------ ---- ROXANNE BOGUCKA, ...

  • ****Apologies for cross-posting. Please share with anyone who might be interested. The Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is seeking feedback regarding its LCSH/MeSH subject mapping project . Since 1990, catalogers have mapped corresponding topical LCSH and MeSH authority records using MARC 750, 780, and ...

  • FYI. Sent on behalf of a colleague who's not a member of this list. *** Dear Colleagues, We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fully online course on Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation . This course is provided by Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology ...

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  • Please join us for In-Demand Skills for Information Professionals

    SLA-MN presents a lunchtime opportunity to explore in-demand skills and how to develop them to increase your value in the workplace and job market. Join a discussion of information professionals who’ve pursued expertise in data librarianship, Microsoft Teams, and project management. Featured participants include Alicia Kubas (University of Minnesota), Karen Neinstadt (Minnesota Department of Transportation), Beth Northcutt (Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.), and Janis Shearer (University of Illinois).

    This event is free though requires registration.
  • SLA-MN Open Positions for 2021

    SLA-MN is seeking members to fill some open positions for 2021:

    Social Media Coordinator

    Do you regularly use Twitter? If so, please consider volunteering a little time to help promote SLA-MN activities! The estimated time commitment is 1 hour per month (some months quieter than others).
    Incentive: eligible for a one-time reimbursement of annual SLA membership fee


    One-Time Event Leaders
    Would you like to present about an initiative in your organization? Have you had great success with a new process or system? We would love to hear from you!
    Incentive: share your knowledge, practice presentation skills with a kind audience, add a presentation to your resume

    Please contact minnesota.sla@gmail.com with any questions.
  • President's Message - July 2020

    Hello New Jersey Community, 

    To begin, I am hoping that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and abiding by mandates and recommendations that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. While it’s incredibly unfortunate that we haven’t seen each other face to face, I know that if we all do our part we’ll be able to with each other and those we love soon enough.

    With that said, the high levels of uncertainties have significantly impacted how we move forward with planning the rest of 2020’s events. Our community’s leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the New Jersey SLA 85th Anniversary Celebration. However, the programming committee has already convened to identify ways to celebrate and honor our community's milestone virtually. Other traditional in-person events will likely take place virtually, too. Please reach out to me if you would like to be involved.

    In addition to our community’s event, SLA HQ has also announced that the annual conference, which was first postponed to October, will now be entirely virtual. I encourage you to read SLA’s official statement on the Coronavirus.  

    The more we as a community and as New Jerseyans keep doing our part, the closer we are to being able to celebrate being together again. If there are any resources you need, I encourage you to review the New Jersey COVID-19 site. You can also find someone to talk to by dialing 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home when you can, 

    Angela Pagliaro